Good news for Kuala Lumpur! Sept 26 ATP World Tour 250 is on.

27 06 2009

woo hoo! i’m really pleased for my home city…

but why hold the event at Putra indoor stadium which is not purpose built for tennis when we already have the National Tennis Centre at Jalan Duta? isn’t it like holding Wimbledon at Royal Albert Hall? Upgrading the National Tennis Centre to ATP standards would be a more visionary option since we are hosting the ATP World Tour for 5 YEARS, and the upgrade can be permanently enjoyed by Malaysians for years…

Info from
Understanding the new ATP World Tour


The 2009 ATP World Tour promises to be an exciting season of men’s tennis. Changes have been introduced to create a healthier schedule for players and to make the sport easier to follow for fans. A number of improvements have been implemented and here’s a look at some of them:

New Structure: New tiers of tournaments have been created — ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 and ATP World Tour 250 — leading to the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London where the ATP World Tour Champion will be officially crowned. The number represents the points awarded to the winner in each respective tournament.

Understand the new ATP World Tour by clicking here!


The full news from bernama & various links below :

June 26th,  2009

KL To Host ATP World Tour M’sian Open

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 June (Bernama) — Malaysia has achieved a milestone in tennis when Kuala Lumpur won the right to host the prestigious ATP World Tour 250 for a period of five years from this year until 2013.

After a highly competitive bidding process against three other cities in Asia, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday officially announced that the inaugural Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur would be held at the 16,000-capacity indoor Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil from Sept 26 till Oct 4.

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A&P Tennis Team Invitational Kuala Lumpur : brand new prize money

19 10 2008

Tennis is on a roll in KL! A new tournament , the A&P Tennis Team Invitational was held at the National Tennis Centre in Jalan Duta on Oct 17th to 18th, 2008.

What or who is A&P? Reliable sources tell me its Andrew & Paul.

The tournament started out of love for tennis & also a spirit of competitiveness but with the idea of keeping it to the age group of the organisers & friends…

Eleven teams took part with Philippines, Indonesia & Thailand providing the Asian level  component. The doubles matches were really fast & exciting!

Kudos to the organisers; Terrence, Wilson Khoo, Souren, Wai Yaw, Marco Sitepu. With support from Tune Hotels & LTAM.

How about a mixed doubles in the team line-up guys?

Enjoy the top shot photos below. To view the 2 complete photo albums (& download your faves), just click :

 tenniselbowroom/APTennisTeamInviKLMsiaOct08 Part1

tenniselbowroom/APTennisTeamInviKLMsiaOct08 Part2

tennis elbow room ♥ nudge nudge wink wink  award for ‘best effort to look like a team’ goes to Thailand for their branding effort to be in similar t-shirts, white shorts AND caps!

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tennis kuala lumpur : Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Championship, Dec 27th-30th 2007

31 12 2007


RESULTS : (Finals only)

Men’s singles: Si Yew Meng bt V.Selvam w/o.

Men’s Doubles: Si Yew Meng-Adam Jaya bt B.Kanagaraj-Razlan Rawi 7-6(7-0), 6-3.

Women’s Singles: Jawairiah Noordin bt T.Neesha 6-0, 6-2.

Women’s Doubles: Jawairiah Noordin-Choo Lyn See bt Sia Huey Ting-Toi Sieu Minn 6-0, 6-0.

Boy’s Singles: Marcus Chee bt Low Ken Ji 6-2, 6-1.

Boy’s Doubles: Low Ken Ji-Marcus Chee bt Wei Jiunn Ng-Wee Gen Ng 6-1, 6-4.

Girl’s singles: S. Theiviya bt Siti Nursyahirah Hassan 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).

Girls Doubles: Siti Nursyahirah Hassan-Siti Nursyafiqah Hassan bt Kimberly Leong-Stefanie Chen 6-1, 6-4.

ball cu bulletpt.jpg READ THE NEWS!

What a low-key final
Yet it failed to deliver an exciting finale, leaving tennis enthusiasts to look to a more challenging year. Sadly, the same names reappear within the circle of winners, giving the national players little opportunity to display their potential.
The Malay Mail 31 Dec 2007 •
click here for full story

Yew Meng dethrones Selvam
V. SELVAM will finally have to stop crowing that he is the National No 1 — at least for a while. Though it was Yew Meng’s turn to rule the roost, he was in no mood to be ahead of the pecking order in this manner.
The New Straits Times 31 Dec 2007 •
click here for full story

Yew Meng hopes to be third time lucky


IT will be a clash between experience and fitness when National No 1 V. Selvam plays the much younger Si Yew Meng in the men’s singles final of the Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Championships at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.
The New Straits Times 29 Dec 2007 •
click here for full story

Kanagaraj ends Los Santos’ giant-killing run

NATIONAL player B. Kanagaraj prevented another giant-killing act from Juan Los Santos at the National Hardcourt Championships Men’s Open when he handed the youngster a straight sets defeat at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The New Straits Times 28 Dec 2007 •
click here for full story

Los Santos in third round
UNSEEDED Juan Los Santos proved that age is no barrier when he reached the National Hardcourt Championships Men’s Open third round at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The New Straits Times 27 Dec 2007 • click here for full story

Selvam: I’m still the best
VETERAN V. Selvam is still riding high in local tennis and he intends to keep his status as the national No 1 intact in the Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Championships which start at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.
The New Straits Times 26 Dec 2007 • click here for full story

Six confirm participation in Ayam A1 tennis championships
SIX internationals have confirmed their participation in the Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Tennis championships to be played at the National Tennis Centre in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, from Dec 27 to 30. The six are Adam Jaya, Si Yew Meng, Jawariah Nordin, V. Chellapriya, Dorothy Chong and Sia Huew Teng. All six represented Malaysia in the recent SEA Games in Korat. Chellapriya, Chong, Sia and Jawariah were members of the Malaysian women’s team that won a bronze medal. 20 Dec 2007 . click here for full story

Jawariah: The top-ranked women’s player in Malaysia

Nadal at 12!

8 12 2007

posted on YouTube by veyoncee. Junior Tournament in Barcelona.

on YouTube this video has been viewed 39,000 times! vamos rafa!

this video is to inspire all the young ones on the tennis courts of kuala lumpur!

(plus he’s soOo cute!)

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tennis kuala lumpur : A tournament to end Tennis 2007 – Ayam A1 National Hard Court

4 12 2007


Quick download ENTRY FORM & FAQ (pdf) by clicking here or link below :


P R I Z E S (in Ringgit Malaysia)

Men’s Singles
Champion: RM1500.00
Runner up: RM1000.00
Semifinalists: RM500.00
Quarterfinalists: RM200.00

Men’s Doubles
Champion: RM1500.00
Runner up: RM1000.00
Semifinalists: RM500.00
Quarterfinalists: RM200.00

Ladies’ Singles
Champion: RM500.00
Runner up: RM300.00
Semifinalists: RM100.00

Ladies’ Doubles
Champion: RM500.00
Runner up: RM300.00
Semifinalists: RM100.00

Master’s Singles
Champion: RM400.00
Runner up: RM200.00

Master’s Doubles
Champion: RM400.00
Runner up: RM200.00

Veteran’s Singles
Champion: RM400.00
Runner up: RM200.00

Veteran’s Doubles
Champion: RM400.00
Runner up: RM200.00

Boy’s Singles
Champion: RM300.00
Runner up: RM200.00
Semifinalists: RM100.00

Boy’s Doubles
Champion: RM300.00
Runner up: RM200.00

Girl’s Singles
Champion: RM300.00
Runner up: RM200.00

Girl’s Doubles
Champion: RM200.00
Runner up: RM100.00

RM40 per entry for Juniors and the rest RM 60

A great way to end a good year for tennis in malaysia!
See you at the tournament.

tennis kuala lumpur : Inter Nation Ladies Doubles Team *

3 12 2007

wed 5th dec – fri 7th dec
national tennis centre, jalan duta,
kuala lumpur, malaysia

The Inter Nation Ladies Doubles Tournament has been organised for the last 15 years according to current organiser, Poh Manickam, whom I met at the Malaysian Veterans Tournament. That would make it the longest running Ladies Tennis Tournament in Malaysia! Kudos Ladies!

It started life with the Tennis Association of International Women some 15 years ago under the helm of Datin Liz Malik, Rosie Dewal & Marianne Yeo,
and later Angela Burchardt.

poh-manickam-org-internation Poh Manickam

8 teams are taking part in this year’s tournament. Each team comprises of 6 players i.e 3 doubles. The teams are Malaysia 1 & 2, MANZA/ABWM 1 & 2, Japan 1, 2 & 3 and Rest of the World. Think Davis Cup!

If the standard of the Ladies Doubles at the recent Malaysian Veterans Tournament is anything to go by, the next 3 days will see some great tennis! Come on over.

Wed Dec 5th : day 1

Got to National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta at 1pm and all was quiet. Checked the Notice Board, saw the scores and realised the matches were over.

Thurs Dec 6th : day 2

Hisako & Keiko (Japan 1) vs Jennifer Yeoh & Lai Wai Kuen (Malaysia 1). Team Japan 1 won.

Chris Wong & Jody (Malaysia 1) vs Lisbeth Helms & Judy Hooppell (Rest of the World). Great match!

Atalanta & Lindsay (MANZA) vs Kyoko & Chiharu (Japan 3). Taken after the match, sweat & all!

Japan 2 vs Manza 1. A pix taken in 2 seconds. No names. Japan 2 won the match.

Tomoyo & Hisako (Japan 3) won their match against Manza 2. Could be that the match lasted longer than expected cos Manza 2 had to rush off to do a school run!

Khatijah & Dolly (Malaysia 1) vs Celia & Liza (Rest of the World). A thriller till the end! Malaysia 1 won the match & the fashion point for the Zang Toi tops!


Team Malaysia players with tournament organisers Poh Manickam (2nd from R) & Jenny Chan (3rd from R).

Jenny Chan and her husband have been busy with Poh Manickam organising this year’s InterNation Ladies Doubles Tournament. The team based tennis tournament has a different atmosphere because the supporters get a bit more involved and vocal supporting their teams! Good fun!

For 2008, the tournament will be brought forward to the middle of the year. According to Jenny, the Tournament is open but you must have a country team of 7 players of 35 years and above. Please contact 012 2917620 or 012 2029609 for info.

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…and malaysia boleh too…nadal & gasquet in kuala lumpur!

29 11 2007

an interesting and must-read post from a highly-rated & very cool tennis blog, Tennis Served Fresh… quickly click the link below…

rafa richard exhi

nadal and gasquet before their exhibition match in kuala lumpur (*rubs eyes in disbelief*)

tennis kuala lumpur : veterans (?) age group tournament age group championship

29 11 2007


day 1 :

Indoor tennis courts Jalan Duta – we were the first to use them after major
upgrading works for the Malaysian Open ATP Challenger series.
It sure looks good!

sharon sim v ivy goh
Ivy Goh (left) vs Sharon Sim (right)
Sharon came all the way from JB for the tournament!

liz tajuddin v mimi tan
Liz Tajuddin (left) vs Mimi Tan (right)
Significant moment for blogger Liz – my first tennis tournament!

deanna yusuff v irene
Deanna Yusuff (left) vs Irene (right)
A famous face gets sweaty!

official hisham
Official Hisham checking 3 courts at once!

toi see juan organiser
Multi Tasker Organiser – Tennis Coach to oh so many -
cool guy – brother to Zang.
Toi See Juan

syafuddin abdullah v mc wong
Syafuddin Abdullah (left) vs M C Wong (right)
The tough men played on the outdoor courts

anthony yap w hj idris (60-64 age grp)
Anthony Yap and Hj Idris from the 60-64 age group raring to go for their matches!

official irene
Official Irene – registration & T-Shirts for the 4-day tournament

email signup
Updating the email list

banner Vet Tour
Chillin’ out outside the aircon Players Lounge

Note to Organisers : drop the ‘Veteran’ , the war’s over!

zm w justin henin
My asst photographer with her favourite tennis player

day 2:

courts duta outdoor
Another beautiful tournament day at the National Tennis Centre,
Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur

Lai Wai Kuen (PD) & Sharon Sim (JB)
Lai Wai Kuen (Port Dickson) vs Sharon Sim (Johor Bahru)

Coleen O’Neal v Wong Poi Chin
Coleen O’Neal vs Wong Poi Chin

G Ramakrishnan v Quentin Thorp 70+
G Ramakrishnan vs Quentin Thorp (70+ age group)

Lai Wai Kuen (PD) & Woo Mee Ching (Sban)
The Negri Sembilan girls – Lai Wai Kuen (Port Dickson)
& Woo Mee Ching (Seremban)

day 4 :

In the shade of the lovely big trees – final day of tennis!

Outdoor arena National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta

Andy Kee, Brian, Alan & Tony Lok (whom I haven’t seen
since the Pyramid days!)

Wan Rahman, Mohd Khairuddin, Perry Lim & SK Tan

Doubles Finals 50-54 age group
Toi See Juan, Law Ling Ching, Robert Pang & Loo Choo Teng

Doubles Finals 45+ age group. Lai Wai Kuen & Sharon Sim
vs Alice Yan & Jennifer Mok

Doubles Final 35-44 age group . Woo Mee Ching & Jennifer Yeoh (both from Seremban) vs Lisbeth Helms (Denmark) & Amanda & Judy Hooppell (Australia)

Official Borhan
in-charge of the indoor courts
The Super Sales Team!

Officials Ghazally & Kamarudin manning the main desk
for 4 days. Check out the official tournament Ts!

Prize Giving for ECB Libra Malaysian Veterans Age Group Tennis Tournament

prize-70+-champ-quention-thorpe.jpg /prize-70+-Rup.jpg
prize ? anthony yap prize-2061

prize-2062 prize-2068

prize-2063-212x prize-2064-212x

prize-Tony Lok Rup prize-2067opt

prize-2069 prize-2070

prize-Coleen O’Neal prize-2075

prize-2076 prize-toi +

prize-Woo Mee Ching prize-lai-wai-kuen.jpg

prize-jennifer-mok prize-2080

prize-Tony Lok +.jpg prize-2082.jpg

prize-MdKhairuddin + WanRahman.jpg prize-2084.jpg

prize-2085.jpg prize 2086.JPG

prize-LaiWaiKuen + SharonSim prize-AliceYan-JenniferMok.jpg

prize-Lisbeth Helms-Judy Hooppell.jpg Lisbeth-ShowMeTheMoney


winners-grp-Left.jpg winners-grp-Right.jpg

Dec 4 > NOTE : Will also be putting photos up in Flickr online photo site in next few days.

More Photos!

ball cu bulletpt.jpg Anthony Yap also took some nice pix during the Veterans Tennis Tournament. Please click here or

More News!

ball cu bulletpt.jpg Check out the star online 13.12.07 “Veterans make tennis event a success”

ball cu bulletpt.jpg Check out nst online 03.12.07 “Tennis : Veterans Age Group Tournament a Hit”

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Hello nadal!

22 11 2007

nadal renewed my interest in tennis like a dash of brash hair.

2007 was the year of living health. a break from raising it.

my 8 year old daughter started tennis. my 18 year old son insisted on new tennis nikes. and I the ageless (and legless post lessons) was a player born again.

as nadal comes to kl, I raise my racquet, and elbow my way into tennis blogdom.

enjoy tennis elbow room.

liz tajuddin

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